Purple 12c spider at TH jnr

Purple 12c spider at TH jnr

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Pheedbak

Original Poster:

703 posts

189 months

Monday 31st May
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Morning all,

Any info on the 12c Spider at TH jnr? Seems to have all the options ticked for me and more so wondering why it has been for sale since November ish (if you go by their youtube video upload date). Is it the colour that would put most buyers off? I know its been on tracked thanks to a PH'ers comment in another purchase thread but that wouldn't put me off.

Any thoughts welcome smile

Phil

Dino550

214 posts

191 months

Tuesday 1st June
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I emailed them about it in January. Got an auto reply saying they offered the best customer service blah blah… No one got back to me. fk that!

Pheedbak

Original Poster:

703 posts

189 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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I best use the phone then smile

Buster73

4,531 posts

125 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Dino550 said:
I emailed them about it in January. Got an auto reply saying they offered the best customer service blah blah… No one got back to me. fk that!
Confirms you weren’t serious about buying it then surely ?

IMI A

8,996 posts

173 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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Buster73 said:
Dino550 said:
I emailed them about it in January. Got an auto reply saying they offered the best customer service blah blah… No one got back to me. fk that!
Confirms you weren’t serious about buying it then surely ?
Nope. Confirms poor service. What a funny post?

Buster73

4,531 posts

125 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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IMI A said:
Nope. Confirms poor service. What a funny post?
If he was seriously interested he’d have rang up and enquired about the car AND why they hadn’t replied to his email , there’s a good possibility it went straight into the junk file , these things do happen.

It certainly wouldn’t put me off if I was interested in buying that particular car.

R8Reece

1,249 posts

61 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Buster73 said:
If he was seriously interested he’d have rang up and enquired about the car AND why they hadn’t replied to his email , there’s a good possibility it went straight into the junk file , these things do happen.

It certainly wouldn’t put me off if I was interested in buying that particular car.
I agree. Could be many legitimate reasons why an email enquiry wasn't responded too - feels a little like cutting your nose off to spite your own face.

Surely giving them a call and an opportunity to explain is worth it to potentially buy a car of your dreams?

IMI A

8,996 posts

173 months

Thursday 3rd June
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Buster73 said:
IMI A said:
Nope. Confirms poor service. What a funny post?
If he was seriously interested he’d have rang up and enquired about the car AND why they hadn’t replied to his email , there’s a good possibility it went straight into the junk file , these things do happen.

It certainly wouldn’t put me off if I was interested in buying that particular car.
Any biz worths it salt should have the courtesy to call back. People don't realise how important small things are. Nice car agree love it.

Pheedbak

Original Poster:

703 posts

189 months

Thursday 3rd June
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It would irk me a little but hey back to cars for a moment ... I will head oop north at some point soon and go see it and report back! Good to know so far no horror stories about it. Must be a fairly unique car in that spec.

Oh and if any MOC users can post a WTB 12C spider or know anyone looking to part with theirs this year please let me know. I'm not in a massive hurry (until i see the first one and immediately buy of course ...)

Phil

Dino550

214 posts

191 months

Thursday 3rd June
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I was deadly serious about buying it but had read lots about poor service with this lot so thought I’d dip my toe. Bought a 12c elsewhere ….

Smoothound

138 posts

18 months

Friday 4th June
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I keep looking at that car but the reviews for the dealer are not great and one I would guess is possibly about that car?

"Worst experience ever. Wanted to commit to purchasing the car but the dealer demanded and £8000 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. Not prepared to put a non refundable deposit I got finance company to contact to advise all was good and also Thorney Motorsports to book an inspection. Still the dealer would not commit. Friday 4 days before inspection advised car sold !!. This was despiet trying to get a commitment. Warning I negotiated to £80k BECAUSE McLaren Inspection said Tyres out of date!!! Buyer beware they wont tell you. underbody veins damaged and not replaced. they were aware but did nothing AND I ONLY FOUND BY READING PAPERWORK .Warranty company From my personal experience not worth paper written hence Thorney Inspection. THE WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD . I WOULD ONLY RECCOMEND AVAOIDING."

IMI A

8,996 posts

173 months

Friday 4th June
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Little bit melodramatic. All that stuff usual wear and tear. Its a lovely motor one of the nicest 12c for me. Maybe too purple but i love smile

And I'd not lose an example like that for the sake of £5k if its good one according to Thorney. Just read £8k deposit. I'd be fine with this too and would just say well its refundable chum don't be a cowboy (politely).

Edited by IMI A on Friday 4th June 11:41

Pheedbak

Original Poster:

703 posts

189 months

Friday 4th June
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Thanks for highlighting that review. I shall certainly go in eyes wide open if I decide to proceed.

BlackR8

376 posts

49 months

Friday 4th June
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Crazy to see how a dealer that has some multi-million pound cars in stock can operate with such poor reviews.

This 12C also has me puzzled, seems a decent price and in a IMO lovely colour, so can't understand why it isn't sold already in a booming market for used cars.

R8Reece

1,249 posts

61 months

Friday 4th June
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Smoothound said:
I keep looking at that car but the reviews for the dealer are not great and one I would guess is possibly about that car?

"Worst experience ever. Wanted to commit to purchasing the car but the dealer demanded and £8000 NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT. Not prepared to put a non refundable deposit I got finance company to contact to advise all was good and also Thorney Motorsports to book an inspection. Still the dealer would not commit. Friday 4 days before inspection advised car sold !!. This was despiet trying to get a commitment. Warning I negotiated to £80k BECAUSE McLaren Inspection said Tyres out of date!!! Buyer beware they wont tell you. underbody veins damaged and not replaced. they were aware but did nothing AND I ONLY FOUND BY READING PAPERWORK .Warranty company From my personal experience not worth paper written hence Thorney Inspection. THE WORST EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD . I WOULD ONLY RECCOMEND AVAOIDING."
Seems the potential buyer is miffed because the car was sold before he could have an inspection and they're reacting to that - it's not suggesting that the seller was dodgy but maybe doesn't like their selling techniques as they lost out. It also suggests someone else arranged an inspection before them/or didn't have one so one person's caution is another person's opportunity?

The way the review is written wouldn't necessarily put me off engaging them to buy a car although I’d do my own due diligence etc.




Edited by R8Reece on Saturday 5th June 09:46

Ferruccio

1,677 posts

91 months

Friday 4th June
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What do people expect???

Any dealer will take the money off the first person that actually leaves a deposit or pays in full.

Imagine how many time wasters they have to put up with.

akadk

995 posts

151 months

Saturday 5th June
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I bought it today

It’s a lovely car - in great condition



Surprised by the comments re customer service

They were brilliant

I turned up and they were actually closed, but they pulled out all the stops to allow me to drive it away today.


Buster73

4,531 posts

125 months

Saturday 5th June
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akadk said:
I bought it today

It’s a lovely car - in great condition



Surprised by the comments re customer service

They were brilliant

I turned up and they were actually closed, but they pulled out all the stops to allow me to drive it away today.
Didn’t ring them first by any chance did you ?

akadk

995 posts

151 months

Saturday 5th June
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I did but no one picked up (as they were closed)

But I was local so just turned up

akadk

995 posts

151 months

Saturday 5th June
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I also drove it 100 miles today and it drives beautifully, literally like a new car